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The three largest ancestries in Cambridge Park in 2016 were Australian, English and Irish.

Ancestry defines the cultural association and ethnic background of an individual going back three generations. Ancestry is a good measure of the total size of cultural groups in Cambridge Park regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.

Ancestry data, should be combined with data on Birthplace, Language Spoken at Home and Religion for a more complete picture of Cambridge Park's ethnic characteristics.

Please note that the "Australian Aboriginal" and "Torres Strait Islander" categories in this topic are not considered to be a reliable estimate of the indigenous peoples of Australia. For information on this group, please use the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population" found on the Population page.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Cambridge Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Australian
2,81941.635.72,72943.637.8+90
English
2,57538.033.32,33237.332.8+243
map this data in atlas.idIrish72510.79.86129.88.8+113
map this data in atlas.idScottish5418.07.44677.56.9+74
German
2784.13.32443.93.1+34
Italian
1942.93.71352.23.5+59
Dutch
1221.81.51242.01.7-3
Chinese
1071.61.8611.01.3+46
Maltese
1051.63.91111.83.9-6
Filipino
1031.52.8681.12.4+35
New Zealander
951.40.9711.10.8+25
Polish
841.31.0931.51.0-9
Indian
801.23.0510.81.9+29
Australian Aboriginal
751.10.6380.60.3+38
Greek
731.11.2761.21.2-3
Samoan
530.80.9130.20.7+41
Maori
500.70.9440.70.8+6
Spanish
430.60.7310.50.6+12
French
390.60.5310.50.4+8
Lebanese
390.61.2400.71.0-2
Welsh
390.60.5530.90.5-15
Croatian
360.51.0200.31.1+16
Austrian
240.40.2200.30.2+4
Ukrainian
240.40.2210.30.2+3
Fijian
230.30.690.20.4+14
South African
220.30.440.10.4+19
Nepalese
200.30.2120.20.1+9
Bengali
190.30.200.00.1+20
Hungarian
180.30.4150.30.4+3
Danish
170.30.2110.20.2+6
Armenian
170.30.1120.20.1+4
Inadequately Described
160.20.7280.50.4-13
Thai
160.20.3140.20.2+2
Tongan
160.20.490.10.3+7
Turkish
150.20.480.10.4+7
Egyptian
140.20.5110.20.4+3
Other Polynesian
130.20.270.10.1+6
Vietnamese
130.20.370.10.2+6
Russian
130.20.3200.30.3-6
Canadian
110.20.170.10.1+4
Malay
110.20.100.00.1+11
Serbian
110.20.5150.20.5-4
Indonesian
100.10.270.10.2+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cambridge Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Penrith City %Number%Penrith City %2011 to 2016
Not stated4266.36.53575.76.3+70

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 Australian, Penrith City: 35.7% English, Penrith City: 33.3% Irish, Penrith City: 9.8% Scottish, Penrith City: 7.4% German, Penrith City: 3.3% Italian, Penrith City: 3.7% Dutch, Penrith City: 1.5% Chinese, Penrith City: 1.8% Maltese, Penrith City: 3.9% Filipino, Penrith City: 2.8% Australian, Cambridge Park: 41.6% English, Cambridge Park: 38.0% Irish, Cambridge Park: 10.7% Scottish, Cambridge Park: 8.0% German, Cambridge Park: 4.1% Italian, Cambridge Park: 2.9% Dutch, Cambridge Park: 1.8% Chinese, Cambridge Park: 1.6% Maltese, Cambridge Park: 1.6% Filipino, Cambridge Park: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 Australian, Cambridge Park: +90 English, Cambridge Park: +243 Irish, Cambridge Park: +113 Scottish, Cambridge Park: +74 German, Cambridge Park: +34 Italian, Cambridge Park: +59 Dutch, Cambridge Park: -3 Chinese, Cambridge Park: +46 Maltese, Cambridge Park: -6 Filipino, Cambridge Park: +35
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Cambridge Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,819 people or 41.6%)
  • English (2,575 people or 38.0%)
  • Irish (725 people or 10.7%)
  • Scottish (541 people or 8.0%)
  • German (278 people or 4.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,938 responses in total, or 102.34% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Cambridge Park and Penrith City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (41.6% compared to 35.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (38.0% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Maltese ancestry (1.6% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Indian ancestry (1.2% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • English (+243 persons)
  • Irish (+113 persons)
  • Australian (+90 persons)
  • Scottish (+74 persons)

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